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"What it means to be
a Democrat"

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Democrats are people you see in your community, at work, at your place of worship, at the store and at the ballpark. We come from all walks of life, but our shared beliefs and values help shape a strong county, state and nation where every citizen has the opportunity to succeed.

We believe:

-In equal opportunity for all citizens.

- In rewarding honest, hard work with a living wage and in a tax system that is fair.

- In family values that are more than a political slogan.

- In quality education that gives all citizens the opportunity to reach their potential.

- In freedom from government interference in our private lives and personal decisions.

- That individual strengths in our diverse population are a benefit.

- In security in our homes and safety on our streets. Criminals should face swift and certain punishment.

- In separation of Church and State to preserve the freedom to pursue our beliefs.

- In a strong United States - morally, economically and militarily.

- In common-sense reforms that give us cleaner and safer air and water.

2010 Texas Democratic Party Platform
Beliefs Shaped by Democratic Values

Texas Democrats believe government can be as good as the people. We have faith that democracy, built on the sacred values of family, freedom and fairness, can afford every Texan, without exception, the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential.

We believe democratic government exists to achieve as a community, state, and nation what we cannot achieve as individuals, and that it must not serve only a powerful few.

We believe every Texan has inalienable rights that even a majority may not take away

…the right to vote

…the right to fair and open participation and representation in the democratic process

…the right to privacy

We believe in freedom

…from government interference in our private lives and personal decisions

…to exercise civil and human rights

…of religion and individual conscience

We believe in equal opportunity for all Texans

…to receive a quality public education, from childhood through college

…to have access to affordable, comprehensive health care

…to find a good job with dignity

…to buy or rent a good home in a safe community

…to breathe clean air and drink clean water

We believe a growing economy should benefit all Texans

…that the people who work in a business are as important as those who invest in it

…that every person should be paid a living wage

…that good business offers a fair deal for customers

…that regulation of unfair practices and rates is necessary

…that the burden of taxes should be fairly distributed

…that government policy should not favor corporations that seek offshore tax shelters, exploit workers, pollute our environment, or spend corporate money to influence elections

We believe that our lives, homes, communities and country are made secure

…by appropriately staffed and trained law enforcement and emergency agencies

…by retirement and pension security

…by encouraging job security where it is possible and providing appropriate assistance and re-training when it is not

…by the preservation of our precious natural resources and quality of life

…by compassionate policy that offers a safety net for those most vulnerable and in need

We believe America is made stronger by the men and women who put their lives on the line when it is necessary to engage our military to secure our nation.

We believe America is made more secure by competent diplomatic leadership that uses the moral, ethical, economic assets of a powerful, free nation to avoid unnecessary military conflict.

We believe in the benefits derived from the individual strengths of our diverse population. We honor “family values” through policies that value all our families.

We believe an honest, ethical state government that serves the public interest, and not the special interests, will help all Texans realize economic and personal security.

We believe many challenges require national solutions, but talented and resourceful Texans – blessed with opportunities provided by agriculture, “old” and “new” energy sources, renowned medical and research institutions and high tech industries – should not need federal action to make progress in providing quality education, affordable health care, a clean environment, a strong economy and good jobs.

Based on our belief in a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, we recommend specific policy goals to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.


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http://www.txdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/TDP2010Platform.pdf


A MUST READ
The Texas Observer, Issue June 29, 2010,

The lead article by Anne Wynne, Titled,
"Required Reading: Texas Republican Party Platform, 2010"
The article starts
"Has anyone read the Texas Republican Party’s Platform lately?
If you haven’t,you should. "

 

2010 Republican Platform

We recommend you read the Observer article and the 2010 Republican Platform, and decide who you want to govern our state of Texas

NorthEast Bexar County Democrats


“Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal” A Democratic Initiative

FDR

In the summer of 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of New York, was nominated as the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party. In his acceptance speech, Roosevelt addressed the problems of the depression by telling the American people that, "I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people." In the election that took place in the fall of 1932, Roosevelt won by a landslide. The New Deal Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration in March 1933. Based on the assumption that the power of the federal government was needed to get the country out of the depression, the first days of Roosevelt's administration saw the passage of banking reform laws, emergency relief programs, work relief programs, and agricultural programs. Later, a second New Deal was to evolve; it included union protection programs, the Social Security Act, and programs to aid tenant farmers and migrant workers